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Our 2018 Annual Report

We are excited to share our annual report with you for 2018! We have so much to celebrate with you and we hope that as you read our first year report, you will be proud of what we have accomplished together! Our filing year is from January to December, however, our report covers our filing date in May until December 31, 2018. Quite a bit has been accomplished in these 7 months, thank YOU for helping to make it happen! If you click this link below, it will take you to our Issuu profile, an online publication source that houses our annual report. You can also find it loaded into our profile on GuideStar. https://issuu.com/theangazaproject/docs/annual_report_2018 If you have any questions, plea

Shining brighter together! La Femme Coaching with Fay Sejo!

Fay Sejo, Founder of La Femme Coaching in Nairobi, has been working as a motivational speaker for women (and men) for decades! The Angaza Project is very excited to be working with Fay in both our Girls and Women's Empowerment activities in Kenya! Fay recently came to visit our Saturday Girls Empowerment class in Kibera and our teacher Michelle and the girls absolutely loved their time with her. We are currently working with her to plan workshops specifically for the lady teachers of Kibera as part of our women's empowerment activities. With some of our board directors working in education, we know how important it is to support the women who are shaping young lives every day in the classroo

Weekly Girls Empowerment class continues to grow and shine!

One of the programs we are involved in is a weekly Girls Empowerment class held each Saturday in Kibera, Kenya. This first launched in July 2018 with a credentialed teacher, Michelle! Michelle facilitates various topics to include peer pressure, self worth, leadership, and more! In December, our first cohort completed 40 hours of Girls Empowerment and earned a certificate of completion which was very exciting. Michelle also awarded some special certificates for Best Journal Entry from a contest she held and a perfect attendance certificate! With your support, each girl received another monthly supply of pads and the Perfect Attendance award came with purple storage bucket filled with fun sna

Meet another Board Director, Juan Montufar Vizzuett

Juan lives in Actopan, Mexico with his wife and children. He and his wife, Rosario, have been working with the women (and men) at the Refuge (Refugio) in Progresso. It is a safe place for women to come as a shelter from gender based violence, receive support and help with substance abuse, have access to Bible studies, and learn new life skills before reintegrating into a community. Juan has once worked in law enforcement and his wife is a small business owner that models the way for becoming a small business owner for other women in the community. Juan also serves as a translator for English and Spanish when needed in church or at the Refuge. ​ On a weekly basis, Juan visits the Refugio with

Meet one of our Board Directors, April Huang!

April has lived in New York City for 8 years. She graduated from New York University Stern School of Business and currently works as a Marketing Director at a major company in New York City. She is also a Graduate Student now! Coming from China, she has always had a passion for cross-cultural communication and empowerment. At age of 12, she started a girl scout selling roses in local community, through which she raised funds for various charity projects. At age of 16, she traveled to San Diego as an exchange student where she volunteered in local organizations and brought Chinese culture to local high school. During college, she committed her time to entrepreneurship and employed the concept

Maridadi Markets!

Throughout the year, we make hand crafted items available from Kenya and Mexico! We have hundreds of pieces to choose from! "Look, wear, and be maridadi with us" Maridadi is a swahili word for stylish or beautiful. Be sure to accessorize your seasonal wear with hand crafted jewelry or beaded sandals from Kenya. The jewelry is made from paper, rolled into a bead, coated with hardening substance and beaded onto fishing wire. It is colorful, unique and truly beautiful! This is a skill that the women in the community have mastered over the years! The sandals are a popular summer item, although depending upon where you live, you might be able to wear them throughout the year. A gentleman in the K

Her focus on education is fierce!

From the Dean’s list at Appalachian State University in North Carolina to Kibera, Kenya, Kylee Henneman’s focus on education is fierce! Kylee is a Senior at Appalachian State University this year studying Elementary Education with a concentration in Social Studies. Even before her college career, she was traveling the world promoting the importance of education. She started her missions work in the United States and later ended up in Nicaragua helping to facilitate a sponsorship program that allowed children to attend school. In 2017, Kylee took her passion for education to Kenya where she teaches a 3rd grade class and has built a library filling it with over 500 books. While in Kenya, she m

Be a part of the awareness! National Human Trafficking Awareness Day | January 11th

January has an important day to remember, January 11th! It has been designated as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. As a non-profit that “empowers women around the world through education and economic opportunities,” we are glad to be joining so many other hard-working organizations in honoring the awareness this month! When we hear the words human trafficking, different purposes might come to mind. The reasons for human trafficking could be many such as sex trafficking and prostitution, forced labor, bonded labor, debt bondage and involuntary servitude among migrant laborers, involuntary domestic servitude, forced child labor, and even child soldiers (United States Department of Sta